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>> good evening. thanks for joining us on this halloween, this giants style halloween. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm in for jessica. they know how to throw a party in san francisco. giants fans were treated to a world series victory parade. >> fans and broadcasters. we're still recovering. another magical moment in what's a magical period in giants history. early estimates now as our nbc chopper working the parade, 1 million people turned out for the parade down market street like in 1958 and like they did in 2010. they stood dozens deep behind the barriers in orange and black on this halloween. the parade ended, then at the civic center with special moments from receiving the broom to the city to a surprise musical guest. he looks familiar. a day that brought giants fans together from across northern california. >> we have all of the highlights and team coverage. let's begin with damian trujillo at at&t park with fan reaction. hi, damion. >> reporter: it was so loud in the parade route i told a san francisco police officer we needed earplugs and she jokingly said what? you know these
system to the south. two tornado reports in southern california. for us, wind that top 60 miles per hour. not only that, but light thing early this morning, in san francisco. and also in oakland. and hail reports that covered even parts of highway 101 near the san francisco airport. producing a multiple car accident. and then, at the peak of this weather, army this morning, at least 900 power outages were reported. now, look at this. this is the instance of some of the hail that we had come down. this picture coming to us from oakland and hartnit through national weather service. not a white ground. that is all hail covering the ground, the chairs, also, some of the benches back there. so, let's get a look right now. tracking more active tee here across the santa cruz mountains. not done yet, the cold core, low-pressure system has enough instability we are looking at a few areas of downpours expected for tonight. this particular thunderstorm, cell, across santa cruz mountains, 1/2 inch and/or greater per hour. isolated flooding concerns for the mountains. thunderstorms look to live up he
the bleeding. not a common item for civilians to wear. >> reporter: police also tell us tonight that mcgann was wearing unusual shoes, work boots with a removable sole inside and they were also two sizes too big. all of this considered evidence, police say, that mcgann considered himself an artist and he says that the watch was art. he is also being held at the sana'a rita jail. >> just a little odd. thank you very much, cheryl. >>> well, now that the bay area is on storm watch. we've seen rain throughout the day. plenty more is on the way. that's leading to concern after the massive mud slide this week. we have team coverage. chief meteorologist jeff is here and joining us from the weather center. >> the timing is pretty much dead on. the second one we'll have more timing issues. we'll cover that later on in the show. right now these two storms in the next 48 hours continues to shape up just as we have been mentioning. it's been a little bit dry in the south bay at times. we do have another batch of moisture in the next two hours. you will continue to get wet weather for tonight. some
her? >> reporter: officially, they designed to tell us why they fired elaine ramirez. she said she has been targeted by the private company since she publicly exposed problems with her bus. >> this is how you're treated? this is wrong. this is wrong. and you're putting those children in unsafe equipment. >> reporter: after six years of driving special needs children in the east bay, durham bus services fired her. >> at the time you knew you were risking your job. >> yes, i did. >> did you ever speck them to fire you? >> no. i did not. >> reporter: back in may she told the investigative unit her employer was not fixing problems with her bus. >> my bus leaks massive and the brakes are going out right now. and every time i take it in for maintenance they tell me, we ain't got the parts. >> it says it right there two days after her investigation, they fixed your brakes. what does that say to you? >> that i was telling the truth the whole entire time. that durham lied. and they wanted me to just shut up and be quiet about it. well, no, i could not. because i'm transporting those ìáhp && >
brother is speaking out to us. nbc bay area in that courtroom as the suspect faced the judge for the first time today. >> reporter: well, raj, jonathan which will banks did not look very menacing in court today, but police say he is a cold-blooded killer, be and they are still looking for a second man who they say helped him. he lowered his head for most of the hearing. the lawyer for jonathan which will banks explained the posture outside the courtroom. >> i would say extremely remorseful. >> reporter: remorseful for what, sir? which will banks is charged with killing a carjacking victim and then going on a crime spree that ended in a shoot-out with san jose police. >> someone who would do something like this. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, which will banks' younger brother couldn't answer if he thought which will banks was capable of such violence. eric which will banks says his family is torn and hoping for the best for the murder victim's family. >> we all need to unite and donate for the family. i don't know why this happened but that's the only way to make the situation bett
. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkpettiford's friends of him are collected near where he was killed, randomly, senselessly by two suspects on a violent crime spree on friday night in san jose. >> it just sucks. seeing this and having him just be gone. i can't call him to see what's good and just chill. i don't know. it's just really sad. >> reporter: steven mosley says his friend, parkpettiford, was good at music, full of life and helpful to his family. the suspects who allegedly killed him while trying to steal his car outside this 7-evan are ruthless.
? >>. >> reporter: now elections officials tell us that tampering with ballots is a federal offense punishable by up to three years behind bars. now, if you're concerned that your ballot perhaps got intercepted, you can check the status of that ballot by logging on to your county's registrar of voter's website or giving them a call. reporting live in vallejo, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >> one of the propositions on the upcoming ballot is prop 30. its success or failure might hinge on undecided voters. it is governor brown's tax initiative to raise money for schools and colleges. a new field poll finds 48% are in favor of this tax initiative. 48% are opposed. 14% are undecided. prop 30 would hike the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years, raising about $6 billion a year and help close the state's budget deficit. >> new at 6:00, san francisco police showed the suspect who beat and kicked a muni station agent last month. they want the public's help in identifying this man. the pictures show a tall, slender man about 35 to 30 years old carrying a bike or black
's his first time voting in the u.s. in a presidential election. >> i'm from argentina. i'm an american citizen since 2009. >> he decided to vote early, like hundreds of thousands of other people in the south bay. >> i think this is probably one of the most important days on the calendar, is to actually come out and vote and make sure we vote for the right candidates that we feel will move our country forward in the right direction. >> reporter: the registrar's office in san jose has been processing mail-in ballots for a couple of weeks. 20,000 ballots come in ever day. in the south bay those voting by mail outnumber people that go to the polls on election day. 74% of people in santa clara county now choose to vote by mail. >> it's been very busy. we actually had the weekend voting the past two weekends. >> reporter: that means ne thes scanning machines are counting all the early votes, and they're hard at work tuesday night scanning the ballots that come in from the polls. >> i love to strovote in this country. early voting is wonderful. >> reporter: a new experience for this new ameri
and died at the scene. relatives tell us her name is nitha. another sister was taken here where she underwent emergency surgery. family members tell us she died at the hospital. the accident forced several lanes to shut down while investigators collected evidence. all lanes were reopened around 1:30 this afternoon. >> as of right now, we don't think that alcohol or drugs is a factor in this traffic collision. >> reporter: several shopping bags from the suv were strewn on the highway. but investigators won't say if the family had been out early shopping on black friday. the championship officer involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. he was treated and released from the hospital. arrests this weekend are down so far compared to last year. this is a live look at the san mateo bridge. the chp says 455 drivers were arrested yesterday for driving under the influence on state highways, down from 481 last year. in the bay area, no deadly crashes yesterday or wednesday. statewide, there were six deadly car crashes yesterday, compared to nine in 2011. >>> people stuck on board a yacht
it cost to build the pa silt. the plans to use the building for research and development. solyndra received a half billion dollar loan from the government to create that building. how could it have happened? that's what parents are asking tonight after a registered sex offender was allowed on campus in the midst of hundreds of students? turns out, there's a loophole which police powerless to close. marianne favro is live in san jose. it's not sitting well with parents. >> reporter: no it really is not, jessica. the registered sex offender was volunteering here at this parish last month during a church festival. parents tell me there were hundreds of kids at that festival. when deputies questioned him, he produced a letter from the church that gave him authorization to be here at the school. tonight, both sheriff's deputies and the diocese are investigating that letter. >> the controversy centers over whether this man is a registered sex offender convicted of child molestation should have been volunteering in san jose at a pair irn. a parent alerted a sheriff's deputy working securi
crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city marathon this weekend. when the race was cancelled, she agreed now is not the time to run. instead, she stayed to help. >> i can't even imagine like losing everything. so if i could do something to help, you know, whatever little i could do, i want to do it. >> reporter: support also continues to pour in by th
competitive. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us in walnut creek tonight. jodi, this is a pivotal time. what are some of the options that you know of? >> reporter: that's the big question, raj, where to go from here. i'm standing in front of campaign headquarters for republicans. last week it was bustling with activity and with hope. tonight as you can see all that remains is a few -- are a few discarded lawn signs. analysts say the state gop is in need of a major makeover. >> and after a lot of work there's a big letdown. >> reporter: that's how republican state chair describes how the outcome of last week's election has left republicans feeling. the state's gop suffered a sweeping defeat. not only did mitt romney lose, voters rejected their stance on the proposition and democrats won a super majority in the state assembly. >> the republican party has no good news other that once you hit bottom there's only one way to go if you're going to survive. >> reporter: east bay political science professor says things couldn't have been more disastrous for the gop. he says the party needs to d
in their homes. two people in bryant street had used the same housekeeper for years with no problem until that housekeeper took on a new helper, martha ramirez. >> together they realized they were missing some jewelry. they contacted a third person who was also missing items. >> reporter: police found jewelry and even costume jewelry in a mattress in her home. they also found a pawn receipt. >> one of our victims had an antique rolex taken. it was a world war ii relic handed down from a grandparent. that item has not been recovered yet. it's a rose-colored rolex watch. >> reporter: care.com is a site dedicated to helping people find domestic employees. they say when hiring a housekeeper, verify work experience and references. ask a friend or neighbor to drop by unannounced to check on the housekeeper, and if you are particularly concerned, you can request background and credit check, driving records, even a drug test. housekeepers often work in more than one area. that's why police are working with area agencies to figure outs whether there could be other victims in other cities. >>> gett
storm now behind us most folks are saying so far so good. after spending the morning indoors trisha lacey and little anna took advantage of the break in the storm to let out some steam. the lacey's are gearing up for some soggy days ahead. >> i think that it will be fine. whether i go stir crazy at home with my three kids is another story. movie night, breaks when we can. >> reporter: round one swept through this morning making driving a bit treacherous. but it didn't last long. by noon the rain clouds were moving on out. pg&e says while power problems have been minimal so far with more rain on the way that could change. they are urging everyone to be ready. >> we recommend that you have a flashlight and radio as well as fresh batteries on hand. we also recommend that you freeze water in plastic bins so if the laek trisity goes out you have something to keep cool. crews are working hard to clean storm drains and sweep streets. >> i saw yesterday that the street cleaner was going around at 5:30 at the night. i know people are working overtime and we are all very appreciative. >> repo
, can we have our mail back? >> it's quite rewarding for us to get the cooperation from the community we have gotten. we have gotten videos that we were following up on, we have three d three investigators working on the case. >> fairfield police called the action of the neighbors amazing. they are determined to crack the case. >> cameras are rolling, eyes are rolling and ears are rolling. so, all hands on deck. >> all hands are on deck out here. the car involved is described as a 4-door knnissan and a man and woman are believed to be involved. they say they are working on several leads. now the neighborhood association is offering a $1,000 reward, u.s. postal service said they will pay up to $10,000 for information leading to some arrests. reporting live. nbc bay area news. >> thank you, san francisco police say that help from the public lid to the arrest of a man who violented attacked an agent last month. you are seeing video that shows the attack and the man that police are looking for. the agent told the rider that bicycles were not allowed in the station. police say they got a tip
the department. nbc bay's damian trujillo joins us from headquarters. not long ago, this was among the best departments in the country. where is it going from here? >> reporter: morale asinking here and it's been difficult. it remains a strong department but getting more and more difficult by the moment. the chief sent this memo to city hall, alerting them that the number of officers he has available to suit up has dropped to less than 1,000. that number alarming to those victims of crime and to those still here on the force. the robbers haven't been back to the west coast wheels and tire shop in san jose but left an impression with one of the workers tied with duct tape and held at gun point while they em tied the cash register. >> i think about it all the time. >> reporter: police haven't caught the bad guys, with fewer investigators they may never. for the first time in a long time the police warned city leaders at this point in time he only has 978 officers who are able to suit up. >> if you factor in the disability and recruits who aren't able to work the streets yet, it dips below 1,0
, you can also go to nbcbayarea.com. and you can send us your pictures. >> the cold-blooded murders of two teenage girls in oakland have a community reeling tonight. the girl just 15 and 16 were killed over the weekend in a hail of gun fire. and as jody hernandez reports, neighbors stay shootings are the tipping point for what already feels like a war zone. >> there will never be a day i won't miss my daughter. not one. >> reporter: she is beside herself. thinking about how her 16-year-old daughter bobby and her daughter's best friend, 15-year-old raquel, died. the two girls were brutally gunned down in an east oakland neighborhood early sunday morning. >>hese ladies were screaming like help! >> reporter: monique jefferson and jed hamilton were among the neighbors who ran to the girls' aid. they held her hand as she took her last breath. >> i was telling her to hold on. stay strong. >> reporter: neighbors say the killings are over the top even for oakland. with 116 people kill in the east bay city so far this year, some say it is time for the federal government to step in and take t
next month. marianne joins us with the latest on the search. >> reporter: in just a few minutes at 6:30 you can come to the community center and voice your opinion about ha type of qualities you would like to see in the new san jose police chief. it's the first of several throughout the city. >> san jose's new top cop will grapple with rising crime, shrinking budgets and declining moral. that's just the beginning. the last four police chiefs have all come from within the department. some say it's time to try a new approach. >> the problems need to be solved by an outsider who will take a fresh look at the way business is done in san jose. >> kenneth kelly, a former board member of san jose crime stoppers hopes the new police chief will commit to staying on the job at least five years. >> we need to hire a police chief who really understands diversity. who really gets the notion. this is an incredibly diverse town. they need to relate to people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. >>> others agree working closely with the community will be critical to the chief's success. >> we're
's bring in kris sanchez who joins us in daly city. good evening, kris. >> reporter: hi there, raj. it was about this dark this morning when the mud started flowing down this street in this daly city neighborhood so residents really didn't know what they were going to see once the sun rose, but what a sight it was, they woke up after an 8-inch city water main break broke sending a torrent of 40,000 plus gallons of water down the hillside. it picked up mud, it picked up debris and it picked up steam along the way. residents said it sounded like a storm but when they looked out the window, it was too dark to know what it was. then came the knocks at doors, warning people to get out. >> i saw the police out here and about 5:00 they were here and i could see the water coming down and the police said you guys better evacuate. the water is coming down fast. >> now, that resident evacuated, but he and the others have been able to return home tonight. this isn't the first time this has happened here. the resident says he bought his home in 1980 right next to that area where the pipeline br
as the community to figure out what we should be prioritizing to make sure we still have a college that is useful for our san franc sicifr. >> they've been able to balance the school budget, eliminate in deficiencies and meet the needs. >> we are still very dependent on the state. we can't change our tuition. we can only look to operate more efficiently, build enrollment and make sure every dollar we get is spent in the classroom and on student services. >> reporter: now, the college trustees seem to be very confident they can save the institution. their next big test will be in march when they have to show the accrediting commission all the progress they've made. passing the resolutions will definitely help in that regard. >> thank you, arturo. prop 30 wasn't the only good news for governor brown. a democratic super majority in both houses of the state legislature will likely provide support for many of his programs, if not all. in theory, this will allow democrats to pass budgets and other spending issues without any republican support. this marks the first time since 1965 the democrats will ha
hopes -- holds a candlelight vigil every year to spread the message stand up and use your voice against bullying. they year they're waiting for justice. >> not here physically with us. he'll always be a part of our family. >> it is three years later, but there's still a family here. and we will always remember michael. we are going to stay here and fight for justice. >> reporter: the family is awaiting the teens, jay williams and randy thompson, to be brought to trial. thompson who was 16 and williams who was 15 at the time of the killing are both being charged as adults. their next court appearance on s on november 26. since their preliminary hearing in october of 2010, there have been a number of continuances that have delayed this trial. live in san jose tonight, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> we have new information tonight in the search for a killer in the south bay, as well. police in san jose say they found the body of 50-year-old troy navenzo this afternoon, the day after police say he killed his wife. they found him in his car parked on the side of the road
a confrontation. and used his as a weapon. and based at camp pendleton. and start college in ape few months. and planning on spending thanksgiving with them. >> he was excited. wrapping up the years in the marine core. came up here. last week and week before. >> the family says they want to know more details about exactly what led up to the shooting since according to them this is completely out of character for them. they want a,000 full investigation. independent of the palm springs police department or river side district. county district attorney any office that is. both officers involved in the shooting have been placeded on paid administrative leave. we were told by the family that the funeral is planned for wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. it is open to the public and will be held here at the family mortuary in free mont. we are told by the family he will receive full military honors. at his burial. live in free mont. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> one year after his shooting death, some people are struggling to deal with the death of officer. known for devotion to family, community and
. a lot of people will be using that number. let's bring in nbc bay area cheryl hurd. we say this all the time, but most of us don't do it. preparation is key. what's happening in the east bay? >> if you live in or around pleasant hill f you're not prepared for the storm, you have no excuse. there are sandbag stations like this throughout the city. this one is on civic drive. so the bottom line is if you're not prepared for the storm, you should be. the sign is up in downtown walnut crease ace hardware. it reads the storm is coming. but are people prepared? >> i talked to a guy this morning who butt a sump pump. he was fine with a sump pump. it wasn't because of the storm. but the people i've been talking to are not aware of it, which is amazing. so they're not watching the news. >> people who live in marin county are watching something. folks are filling up and taking home sandbags. down thoun business owners who were flooded out several years ago are ready for several days of wet and miserable weather. >> i'm going to suit up before i go home. so the water doesn't get in my suit. >>
notice us. >> reporter: christmas traditions like this seem almost quaint when compared to the new face of the holidays. big chain stores got their holiday season off and running even before the traditional black friday feeding frenzy. they're hoping an extra shopping week this year can boost their bottom lines to nearly $600 billion. >> i might have to buy a suitcase to take home, because i've been shopping for about four days. >> reporter: online retailers are getting into the action on cyber monday. but for mom and pop shops across america, this small business saturday is a really big deal. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> here in the bay area, shoppers were plenty aware of small business saturday as well. in walnut creek, many people were out to shy away from busy malls and big box stores, and to support local businesses and what they call a more intimate shopping experience. >> i think it's great. there is a lot of great small businesses out there. you want to see succeed. so it's nice to support your local community. >> san jose's downtown willow glen neighborhood was also f
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